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Coming attractions: Clogging Soul to Sole at Arts Center on Saturday

On Saturday, May 11, the Carroll County Cloggers present “Clogging Soul to Sole” at the Arts Center in Westminster, beginning at 7 p.m..
On Saturday, May 11, the Carroll County Cloggers present “Clogging Soul to Sole” at the Arts Center in Westminster, beginning at 7 p.m..

If you’re looking for something special to do for Mom this Mother’s Day, why not get her a gift certificate to the Carroll Arts Center? She can use it to see her favorite performances or shop in our gift shop. You can purchase them at our box office. Check out all our programming at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org. If you aren’t a member of the Carroll County Arts Council, please consider joining. Members get a 10% discount on most programs.

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Saturday, May 11, the Carroll County Cloggers present “Clogging Soul to Sole” at the Arts Center.

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This performance features the first percussive dance form in the United States known as Appalachian Clogging and live Old Timey Music by Thomas Jolin, mixing vocals with hammered dulcimer, banjo, button accordion and harmonica. Experience the evolution of clogging expressed through the soles of this talented dance club.

There will be an opportunity for audience participation in a beginner Folk Dance. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

There is still time to catch some of the end of semester showcases of student artists and performers at Carroll Community College and McDaniel College. Offerings include jazz, gospel, visual art concert band and cinema.

Friday, May 17 Film Lovers In Carroll County (FLICC) celebrate the girls of summer with the classic “A League of Their Own.” Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna star in this major-league comedy about a washed-up ballplayer who is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Baseball League of 1943, while the male pros are at war. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail, on the fields and off, for generations of athletes. Show times are 1 p.m. (captioned) and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Thanks to Evermore Farms for sponsoring this film.

A View from the Gallery

Join us this evening, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the opening reception for our new exhibits. In the Tevis Gallery, we have “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” Featuring just two artists, this intimate exhibit allows visitors time to contemplate each work. Emily White adds her own twists and turns to the German paper cut art called “scherenschnitte” with her clean angular cuts and flowing arabesques and circles. Ann Ruppert sculpts soft, curvilinear lines in wood and stone. The exhibit is on display until June 14.

Tonight’s reception also allows you to meet the artists of the Carroll County Artists Guild, displaying work in the Community Gallery. Come admire our local talent and be inspired! This exhibit will also be on display until June 14.

If you’ve noticed that the corner of Main and Bond streets looks like a construction site, that’s because it is being prepared for the installation of a new piece of public art, “Sprouts” by Thomas Sterner. Join us Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. for the unveiling, then meet the artist at a reception at the Carroll Arts Center immediately following.

Bars and restaurants in and around Carroll County are home to a variety of local and area bands and performers. To help plan your night out, the Times has assembled this calendar of musical performances at local eateries.

Mark your calendars for our annual Art in the Park, Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Westminster City Hall. Sponsored by Max Realty and the City of Westminster, this free event features art, music, kids crafts and food vendors. Come enjoy a day of beauty at Art in the Park!

Behind the Scenes

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp! We have several options depending on ages. For kids 9 to 12, we are offering Art Expressions, June 24-28. This week will be busy with arts and crafts, experimenting with different art media and enjoying gallery walks. Weather permitting, they will have lunch breaks at King Park. The younger kids, ages 5 to 8, can participate in Kids Need More Art, July 8-12. They will get a fun introduction to the arts through a creative mix of craft projects, drawing and painting, games, and more.

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For the budding thespian in your home, we have two different theatre camps. Ages 8-10 can enroll in Theatre Camp, June 24-28, in which campers will produce a full length pay written just for our stage, complete with costumes and scenery. Older campers, ages 10–13, can be immersed for 2 weeks in Musical Theatre Camp, July 8-19. They will experience the magic and excitement of live musical theatre as they learn dialogue, music, and choreography for a large-scale musical production. You can get all the information and register at our website.

If you have enjoyed programs at the Carroll Arts Center and would like to volunteer, click the “Volunteer Sign Up” button on our website at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.

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